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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4907 / 51°29'26"N

Longitude: -0.0954 / 0°5'43"W

OS Eastings: 532325

OS Northings: 178576

OS Grid: TQ323785

Mapcode National: GBR QM.QT

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.9SFM

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385644

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471048

Location: Southwark, London, SE17

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: East Walworth

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Walworth St John

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3278 LARCOM STREET
636-1/8/466 (South side)
Church of St John the Evangelist

II

Anglican church. 1859-60. By Henry Jarvis, District Surveyor.
Vestry of 1912 by Greenaway and Newberry. Fittings by Comper,
including rood and rails, 1928.
MATERIALS: ragstone facing, roofs of slate.
STYLE: Gothic Revival.
PLAN: square-ended chancel of 3 bays; nave of 5 with aisles.
South-west tower. Entrance porch 4th nave bay from east, north
side. Second entrance in centre of west end at foot of
saddle-backed tower.
EXTERIOR: 5 lancets to east end with corner buttresses; aisles
articulated by setback buttresses; aisles lit by single
lancets; roundels to clerestory dormers. Bar tracery, of 4
lights, to west end, with roundel of unusual design to steeply
pitched gable.
The west elevation a most arresting design, but impossible to
view except from narrow forecourt to the west: 3 stages, with
setback, corner buttresses rising through the 2nd; the top,
bell stage articulated by blind Early English arcade; gable
end of saddleback tower facing west and east. The entire
design recalls the earlier works of Butterfield and
particularly Henry Woodyer.
INTERIOR: open timber roofs to chancel and nave. The latter
has one steeply pitched dormer per bay and a very shallow
clerestory. The arcades are carried on paired cast-iron
columns, most unusual in a 'High' Anglican church of this
date.


Listing NGR: TQ3232578576

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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